PISAP communication (General Services Administration)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

1) All communication between your agency and the CIA's Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program (PISAP) which operates under the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence (DI) including communication with any PISAP employee.
2) All Memorandum of Understanding between your agency and PISAP.
3) All records maintained by your agency that details how, when or why you would provide intelligence to PISAP.
4) All emails to or from the director of your agency which contain the term "PISAP"

You may limit the results of each of the above to records created between January 1, 2009 and the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: General Services Administration

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From: GSA FOIA <gsa.foia@gsa.gov>
Date: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Subject: GSA FOIA 258587 - Acknowledgement Letter
To: requests@muckrock.com
Cc: GSA FOIA <GSA.FOIA@gsa.gov>

Good Morning Mr. Smathers:

We received your request in the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control FOIA IQ
number 258587. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence
concerning this request. We have twenty workdays from today’s day in which
to respond (excluding Federal holidays). Based on this, we anticipate
response on or before October 23, 2013.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you.
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Service Center, please contact Mr. Ralph L. Boldt, FOIA, Public Liaison
Officer at (202) 501-3094 or via email at Ralph.Boldt@gsa.gov.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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  • 258587 - Jason Smathers - Incoming FOIA Request - September 17th

From: Duane Fulton - H1FA

Good Morning Mr Smathers. :

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) Requester Service Center is advising you, your FOIA due date has
been changed from October 23, 2013 to November 13, 2013. The change is due
to the temporary Government Shutdown. We apologize for any inconvenience
caused by the new due date.

Please feel free to contact this office at our toll free number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester
Service Center, please contact Mr. Ralph L. Boldt, FOIA, Public Liaison
Officer at (202) 501-3094 or via email at Ralph.Boldt@gsa.gov.

From: Duane Fulton - H1FA

Good Morning Mr. Smathers:*
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*CORRECTION* - We incorrectly calculated the due date for *FOIA 258587*.
The correct FOIA due date is *November 12, 2013*. We apologize for the
the misunderstanding.

From: GSA FOIA

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (GSA
number 258587), dated September 17, 2013, in which you requested the
following records:

1) All communication between your agency and the CIA&#39;s Political Islam
Strategic Analysis Program (PISAP) which operates under the CIA&#39;s
Directorate of Intelligence (DI) including communication with any PISAP
employee.

2) All Memorandum of Understanding between your agency and PISAP.

3) All records maintained by your agency that details how, when or why you
would provide intelligence to PISAP.

4) All emails to or from the director of your agency which contain the term
&quot;PISAP&quot;

After a thorough search of GSA records, we were unable to locate any
documents responsive to your request.

You have the right to appeal the adequacy of our search. To do so, you
must write within 120 days of your receipt of this letter to:

FOIA Requester Service Center (H1C)

U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW, Room 7308
Washington, DC 20405

Your appeal should contain a brief statement of the reasons why you believe
GSA should have the requested information. Enclose a copy of your initial
request and a copy of this letter. Both the appeal letter and envelope
should be marked prominently, "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

This completes our action on this request. Should you have any questions,
please contact me at (202) 219-3078 or by email at travis.lewis@gsa.gov.

Sincerely,
*Travis Lewis*
Travis Lewis
FOIA Program Manager

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of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
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this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
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  • 258587 - Jason Smathers - Final Response Letter - October 25th

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